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RENAULT AUS­TRALIA has in­tro­duced a new tur­bocharged petrol en­gine into the strong-sell­ing Kangoo small van fam­ily.

“This new pow­er­train is a sig­nif­i­cant change for the Kangoo, which has the high­est mar­ket share of any Renault prod­uct sold here in Aus­tralia,” se­nior model line man­ager for Renault Light Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cles Lyn­don Healey says.

“The Kangoo petrol auto has been the best-sell­ing vari­ant to date and we ex­pect a high de­mand for the new EDC, which has two more gears than the auto it re­places.

“This vari­ant has been among the most af­ford­able vans of its type on the mar­ket, and this is set to con­tinue with the new ver­sion.”

The new 1.2-litre tur­bocharged en­gine claims to of­fer bet­ter real-world per­for­mance and bet­ter fuel econ­omy than many larger nat­u­rally as­pi­rated en­gines, and re­places the pre­vi­ous 1.6-litre 4-cylin­der petrol unit.

The new en­gine will be of­fered with ei­ther a 6-speed man­ual or 6-speed Ef­fi­cient Dual Clutch (EDC) au­to­matic gear change.

As be­fore, the petrol Kangoo, now known as the Com­pact, comes with the stan­dard wheel­base body of­fer­ing 3.0m3 of load space.

It has a tail­gate as stan­dard (barn doors are op­tional), as well as slid­ing doors on both sides of the ve­hi­cle for added con­ve­nience for ur­ban op­er­a­tors who of­ten work in con­fined load­ing and un­load­ing ar­eas.

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